Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present

Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present


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ISBN-13: 9780393322804
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 12.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Deborah Willis, a MacArthur, Guggenheim, and Fletcher Fellow, is the author of Reflections in Black, Posing Beauty, Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs, and the New York Times bestseller Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs. She is chair of the photography department and a University Professor at New York University.

Table of Contents

Part IThe First Sixty Years 1840 - 19001
Part IIThe New Negro Image 1900 - 193033
Part III1930s and 1940s Photography83
Part IVSocial and Artistic Movements 1950 - 1979109
Part VPhotography in the 1980s and 1990s169

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5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DetPub More than 1 year ago
An amazing amount of material presented here covering more than 150 years of photography by members of the African diaspora working in America. With Jules Lion -- his studio in New Orleans in 1840, his expertise with lithographic drawing and picture taking, his awards and early teaching -- black photographic history moves from the periphery to the center. Deborah Willis focuses primarily on assembling an immense pictorial collection of black image-making, which covers every period and genre. The historical descriptions are relatively short in comparison, yet open multiple windows for future research by photo scholars. Exciting and eye-opening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book opens people's mind to the fact that there are many faces in Black life. The book exposes the world to the many great photographers who have the skills and knowledge to document the black experiences for future generations to discover.